Blockchain Technology

This self-paced and on-demand TechEd pathway will provide learners with an understanding of how Blockchain technology is driving innovation and creating competitive advantages for companies worldwide in various industries and environments. Through the information gained by completing this pathway learners will acquire an awareness of the fundamentals of Blockchain technology, commonly applied Blockchain business strategies, and the framework necessary to implement Blockchain technology.

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About This Pathway

This learning pathway will focus on the key areas necessary to understand and utilize Blockchain Technology. Learners will be provided with the opportunity to examine the fundamentals of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and gain exposure to the ecosystem surrounding blockchain technology from both technical and non-technical standpoints. You will learn the key strengths and motivations of distributed ledger technology and be exposed to the underlying mechanisms by which they function. This program will help learners develop the insight necessary for utilizing and managing blockchain systems and be presented with a window into how emerging technologies will impact the use of Blockchain.

This learning pathway will focus on the key areas of Blockchain fundamentals, applications, the usage landscape, Blockchain business cases, and future considerations. The pathway will take learners through six modules, building the skills needed for you to understand the scalable and decentralized applications that comprise Blockchain architecture. Each self-paced module is designed for two weeks of learning, approximately eight hours each week. The modules include:

  • Fundamentals: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
  • Opportunity: Use Cases Across Industries
  • Landscape: The Blockchain Ecosystem and Applications (Ethereum, Smart Contracts, and Tokens)
  • Challenges: Legal, Regulatory, ESG, and Opportunities
  • Strategy: How to Evaluate and Articulate a Business Case for Blockchain Technology
  • Looking Forward: The Future of Blockchain Technology, AI, and Digital Privacy
    • Ideal Learner

      This TechEd Learning pathway has been designed for those seeking a greater understanding of how Blockchain technology can be used in a business environment, professionals seeking strategic advantages through innovation, and for those planning to transition to a new career in financial tech, banking, or emerging tech applications.

      Blockchain Skills are in Demand

      Blockchain development is one of the fastest rising fields in the labor market. A successful career in blockchain technology applications offers multiple job paths and opportunities to work on innovative projects using cutting-edge technology. Nationally, the demand for skills in this pathway is expected to grow nearly 59 percent over the next 10 years.

      Subject Matter Experts

      The competencies in every TechEd Frontiers pathway have been created and informed by UWM’s award-winning faculty and industry leaders from some of Milwaukee’s largest companies. Experts involved in the Blockchain digital credential come from UWM’s School of Information Studies.

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